If you want to drink outside, but don’t want to go to one of the million Oakland beer gardens that have recently opened up, Double Standard is a great choice. This bar on Telegraph has a huge backyard with plenty of picnic tables, string lights, and some really old, really giant redwood trees. Just be wary of their $10 tap cocktails - they’re good, but stronger than they taste.
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Make Westing offers great cocktails and bocce ball in Uptown Oakland, and is an ideal spot to come drink before a show at the Fox Theater.
First Edition is a comic book-themed bar that serves cocktails, beer, and wine in a massive, loft-like space. Capes not required.
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El Techo de Lolinda
A rooftop bar in the Mission, El Techo de Lolinda is where you should be when the sun’s out.
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